Heart Problems Specialist

Morgan Hill Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine located in Morgan Hill, CA

You already know that heart health is important. But do you have a team of experts behind you dedicated to treating heart problems the moment they arise? If you choose Morgan Hill Internal Medicine, you will. At their office in Morgan Hill, California, Devang Shah, MD, and Nimisha Shah, MD, offer specialized care for a wide range of heart problems. Get care for your heart by calling the office or making an appointment online today.

Heart Problems Q & A

What are the most common heart problems?

The medical community gathers the most common heart problems under a single umbrella: heart disease. You might also hear it called cardiovascular disease. It encompasses a wide range of problems with your heart, including:

Atherosclerosis

This condition causes plaque to build up on the walls of your arteries, narrowing them and preventing normal blood flow. This can also cause blood clots, stopping blood flow entirely. Blood clots can lead to heart attack and stroke. 

Congestive heart failure

Your heart’s inability to pump blood the way it should characterizes this condition. This means your body doesn’t get the blood and oxygen it needs to function its best. 

Arrhythmia

If your heart beats irregularly, you have an arrhythmia. This might mean your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or to an irregular rhythm. Although an arrhythmia doesn’t always pose a threat to your health, it can be a problem if it prevents your heart from pumping sufficient blood through your body. 

Problems with your heart valves

The valves within your heart should carefully control blood flow throughout your heart. When they don’t open fully or seal properly, it prevents your heart from working the way it should. 

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy causes your heart to enlarge or thicken, making it harder for this muscle to properly pump blood. 

Other common heart problems include heart infections and valvular disease. 

How do I know if I have heart problems?

The symptoms you experience vary depending on the heart problem affecting you. That said, some of the most common signs of heart problems include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • A feeling of fluttering in your chest
  • Lightheadedness
  • Swelling in your extremities or abdomen
  • Fatigue

Also, if you notice anything odd about your heartbeat, don’t wait to visit Morgan Hill Internal Medicine. There, you’ll find the heart problem diagnosis you need to start the right treatment to protect your heart and health.

How are heart problems treated?

It depends on your heart problem. If it’s plaque in your arteries, for example, lifestyle changes and medication can help to break up that plaque and ensure normal blood flow. Dr. Shah and Dr. Shah are experts at treating heart problems and personalize your treatment to your specific condition, your unique body, and your personal preferences. 

Get specialized heart care by calling Morgan Hill Internal Medicine or booking an appointment online today.